On a binge again...

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 18,748
    I guess I need some more speakers, too -- there are still a few small, iolated patches of floor and wall visible in some remote parts of the house.


    :neutral:
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  • TNTsTunesTNTsTunes Posts: 754
    edited November 2017
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Well I did it again... This time on eBay.
    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=263286392401&alt=web
    I think I did ok... What say the forum?


    Those look like early SDA 2's to me??? I thought these below are the versions of Monitor 11's. Got me...

    https://polksda.com/monitor11.shtml

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    "Make a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day. Light
    a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,657
    Yeah, they were listed incorrectly. I have a set of 11s like you have pictured.
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 284
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Well I did it again... This time on eBay.
    http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&id=263286392401&alt=web
    I think I did ok... What say the forum?

    I saw those too. You did good. The seller messed up on his description and it cost him.

    I am thinking those are a very early pair of SDA-2s before they started printing the connect instructions on the back. It also had a very early style connector. I think they are original and not a reworked pair of Frankenpolks.

    Even if they are by the time you part out the 10 drivers and tweeters (with 2 new RDO's) you will come out way ahead,
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,657
    edited November 2017
    No part out... They will be cleaned and modded and enjoyed... Just don't know where yet...

    @TNTsTunes I should specify that I have the first pair posted, not the ones with the RTA/SDA PR.
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 284
    FestYboy wrote: »
    No part out... They will be cleaned and modded and enjoyed... Just don't know where yet...

    @TNTsTunes I should specify that I have the first pair posted, not the ones with the RTA/SDA PR.

    I know you won't but when I first saw them I first thought they were something put together. Cheesy stickers for left and right channel and some "unknown" interconnect cable (there are some post here saying they are not original but this is wrong). So I started thinking part value............

    But they are original and you did even better.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,657
    So my thoughts are to take one of the RDOs and stick in the other cabinet, then disable the 1000s in the SDA position... Or should I grab another pair of RDOs?
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 284
    edited November 2017
    FestYboy wrote: »
    So my thoughts are to take one of the RDOs and stick in the other cabinet, then disable the 1000s in the SDA position... Or should I grab another pair of RDOs?

    I don't think SDAs work as well with 2 tweeters. I would take the RDO's and put them in another project (You just saved $100 off of the cost of the speakers). Then use the Sl1000 for the main treble and figure out some kind of plug on the sda position holes to keep the speaker airtight.

    Those older 1000's are much nicer then the 2000's. They have value and shouldn't be used just for a placeholder. You should like the way they sound but if you don't put in the RDOs............

    Then send the 1000's to me. I can give you some SL2000s that would Be perfect to fill a hole :)
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,657
    Ok, I'll check them out first and see how they fit my ears.

    On an unrelated note: I just lost a set of 7s because the seller sold them out from under me... 2 days ago... Even when there were plans for Tuesday... I had them dead to rights 4 hours after they were posted and he called me that night to confirm... Then he acts surprised when I call him on it "isn't that how it's supposed to work?!" The lack of respect out there blows my mind.
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 284
    edited November 2017
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Ok, I'll check them out first and see how they fit my ears.

    On an unrelated note: I just lost a set of 7s because the seller sold them out from under me... 2 days ago... Even when there were plans for Tuesday... I had them dead to rights 4 hours after they were posted and he called me that night to confirm... Then he acts surprised when I call him on it "isn't that how it's supposed to work?!" The lack of respect out there blows my mind.

    Were these the ones in Bucks for $60? I called him too the next day. He said someone wanted to get them but couldn't come over till Tues. And someone else called and was supposed to come over Sat after work.

    I told him if the deal didn't work out to call me back I would pick them up in 1/2 hour.

    He didn't call me back.

  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,657
    Them's the ones!!!
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 284
    Did you really think you would get a a pair of SDA's and a set Monitor 7's for $135 (on the same weekend). You would be a legend here!

    I was briefly thinking the same thing.......But at least you have a nice set of SDA2s.

    I don't have anything new.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,657
    edited November 2017
    delkal wrote: »
    Did you really think you would get a a pair of SDA's and a set Monitor 7's for $135 (on the same weekend). You would be a legend here!

    That was the plan... ;) Hopefully my NAD deal doesn't fall through... It's one of their bigger units for a bill, destined to replace the living room rig and that stuff will then move to the garage to replace what's out there... The SDAs will replace the 11Ts in the living room and the 11Ts will take place of the Infinitys in the TR as main L&R and the recent 5jr purchase will go into the L&R wide positions. This will require rearranging the on wall shelves (fun) :# Then there's the 12Bs to deal with, and the 5s, 7s, 9s, 10s, and 11s to deal with... I'll eventually have a rig it 2 per room.

    And yes, I know I'm nuts so we'll get that out of the way right now. Oh, and I'm blaming you all as enablers.
  • You need more SDA's and some big SRS's too.
    "Make a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day. Light
    a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

  • FestYboy, you are a BEAST!!! LOL
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,657
    Picked up the SDAs... They're all real wood!!! 2 pin IC cable, no indication of a serial number anywhere. PO stated they were obtained directly from the shop after CES in 82? They sound fantastic for a quick listen.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,559
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Picked up the SDAs... They're all real wood!!! 2 pin IC cable, no indication of a serial number anywhere. PO stated they were obtained directly from the shop after CES in 82? They sound fantastic for a quick listen.

    You know the rules pictures dang it
  • delkaldelkal Posts: 284
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Picked up the SDAs... They're all real wood!!! 2 pin IC cable, no indication of a serial number anywhere. PO stated they were obtained directly from the shop after CES in 82? They sound fantastic for a quick listen.

    Don't tell me that. I should have bid on them!
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,657
    edited November 2017
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Picked up the SDAs... They're all real wood!!! 2 pin IC cable, no indication of a serial number anywhere. PO stated they were obtained directly from the shop after CES in 82? They sound fantastic for a quick listen.

    You know the rules pictures dang it

    Hold on...
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    I need to reseal the one with the RDOs... The other is almost as good as the LF14
  • FestYboy wrote: »
    Picked up the SDAs... They're all real wood!!! 2 pin IC cable, no indication of a serial number anywhere. PO stated they were obtained directly from the shop after CES in 82? They sound fantastic for a quick listen.

    I'm betting real wood means real wood veneer on the MDF the speakers are made out of. That is how my SDA 2's were. My early CRS's were veneered also.

    "Make a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day. Light
    a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,657
    ^ yes. They need some serious love, and I'll be after some advice from more experienced members here to get them looking as good as they sound.
  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,559
    FestYboy wrote: »
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    FestYboy wrote: »
    Picked up the SDAs... They're all real wood!!! 2 pin IC cable, no indication of a serial number anywhere. PO stated they were obtained directly from the shop after CES in 82? They sound fantastic for a quick listen.

    You know the rules pictures dang it

    Hold on...
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    I need to reseal the one with the RDOs... The other is almost as good as the LF14

    Ok my bad you posted those i thought these were different set. They had that funky RTA type cable connect. Correct?
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,657
    Yeah, using only 2 of the 3 positions in the socket.

    Btw, the grills are underneath, flipped face down so the IC bung is protected from touching the "floor" in transit.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,657
    What the H3LL is wrong with me!?! Just picked up another pair of early 10As for half a bill...

    And Tues I'm slated to get a pair of 4.5s for $40

    I

    Can't

    Stop...
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,966
    edited November 2017
    Back away Art, just back away!
    2 ch- Polk CRS+ * Vincent SA-31MK Preamp * Vincent Sp-331 Amp * Marantz SA8005 SACD * Project Xperience Classic TT * Sumiko Blue Point #2 MC cartridge

    HT - Polk 703's * NAD T-758 * Adcom 5503 * Oppo 103 * Samsung 60" series 8 LCD
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,657
    In for a penny...?
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,657
    And so the new year begins: RTi 6 for $40 in fantastic shape.

    These will go in place of the Infinity A6(?) that are serving as main L and R in the HT for a while.
  • verbverb Posts: 2,955
    This thread is contagious. CP has a lot of enablers in it BTW. I should be working on my 1C's but instead i'm sitting on my arse looking to add to my collection !!!

    Nice grab on the RTi's !!!
    Basement: Polk SDA 1C's, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, Rotel 1580 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Carver TX8 Tuner, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Cables
    Office: PC, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • xschopxschop Posts: 854
    Festy's Sound Museum
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,657
    Add RTA 11s to the list... Picks in the light tomorrow.

    Thanks @mdaudioguy for the opportunity AND the karma (Integra AVR to hold me over till I go separated).
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